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Canal Plus acquires Belfast shot series ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’
01 Jul 2015 : Seán Brosnan
‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’ is currently in post-production and stars Sean Bean in the lead role
‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’, a re-imagining of the Frankenstein myth as a six-part period crime drama, has just been acquired by Canal Plus from Endemol Shine International.

Shooting commenced in Belfast on January 26th on the series which is produced by Rainmark Films and made with funding from Northern Ireland Screen. The 14 week shoot wrapped in early May on the ITV commissioned series.

Canal Plus have come on board as Endemol’s broadcast partners in France with Endemol CEO Cathy Payne stating that she is “sure that the series is going to be a big hit with audiences around the world”, according to Variety.

VFX on the period drama is currently taking place at Screen Scene VFX. Susan Scott was the Costume Designer on the show with Donal O Farrell as the stunt co-ordinator and Alan Walsh as the stunt performer.

Incorporating elements from the investigative and horror genres, the series will star Sean Bean as Inspector John Marlott who will be taken on a terrifying journey in pursuit of a chilling and diabolical foe. Other cast members include Anna Maxwell Martin, Charlie Creed Miles, Hugh O Conor, Lalor Roddy, Stuart Graham, Tom Ward and Vanessa Kirby.

‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’ is produced by David Tanner for Rainmark Films (‘Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight’ – as co-producer) and Carol Moorhead (‘Line of Duty’, ‘Wodehouse In Exile’ – as line producer). The drama’s co-creator Benjamin Ross, whose credits also include ‘Poppy Shakespeare’ and ‘RKO28’, is directing the series.

Check out the filmography page of 'The Frankenstein Chronicles' here.





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